SIA Approved Contractor Status!

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Armasec are delighted to announce that as of September 2016 we now hold the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Status (SIA ACS) for Door Supervision services.

This is an incredible achievement for the whole team and really demonstrates our ambition to grow and be the best we can be.

A lot of time, effort and commitment were involved in the back office in preparation for the audit.  Armasec were heavily praised on their staff attitudes and relationship with management and their commitment to Armasec as a company – we could not be more proud.

The Private Security Industry Act 2001 requires the SIA to establish a “system of inspection for providers of security services, under which those organisations who satisfactorily meet the agreed standards may be registered as approved, and may advertise themselves as such”.

The objective of the SIA’s Approved Contractor scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry; it only covers those parts of the industry that are regulated by the SIA and the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (as amended). There is a single scheme, with sector-specific approval based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria.

There are many benefits to using an ACS company:

  • Choosing an ACS accredited supplier for the provision of your contract security services will help you to meet your security obligations to your staff, shareholders and other stakeholders.
  • Approved contractors are demonstrably committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of their staff. This means their customers can rest assured that every private security operative deployed on their premises will be working within the law
  • You can be confident that the employment practices of the supplier have been extensively assessed in respect of quality and best practice.
  • You can expect effective customer-focused procedures in place to overcome any issues that arise in service delivery. The ACS Standard encourages service customisation, rather than ‘off-the-shelf’ packages. This will help ensure that the services delivered more closely reflect your precise requirements.
  • The ACS is a progressive quality initiative. It’s also a voluntary scheme. You can expect accredited providers to be highly responsive to change and swift to adopt new methods and best practices.
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